Thomas McKinless

Forget impeachment, let’s talk about the Nats: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of October 14, 2019

While no one is on the same page about the impeachment inquiry or the Trump administration’s foreign policy moves, all of D.C. can at least agree on one thing: the Nationals making it to the World Series is “pretty exciting,” as ever-enthusiastic Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put it.

Between putt-putt mishaps, rebukes of Chairman LeBron James and an auction for the Stanley Cup, Congress has been on the ball lately.

Protesters, Laverne Cox rally outside Supreme Court during LGBTQ cases
The high court heard cases on LGBTQ discrimination on Tuesday

Protesters in support of LGBTQ rights rallied outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as the high court heard arguments in several cases dealing with discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Actress Laverne Cox joined the demonstration, calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to protect LGBTQ people if the Supreme Court doesn’t rule in their favor. According to a spokesperson for U.S. Capitol Police, 133 individuals were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating.

Yep, that’s a giant joint on the lawn of the Capitol
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton joined pro-cannabis activists at a Tuesday rally

Trump district Democrat buoyed by mostly friendly audience during impeachment town hall discussion
Opponents of impeachment also made their voices heard, but they were in a minority

Watch: Trump live-tweets Pelosi’s press conference
Pelosi and Schiff discussed impeachment and policy during a news briefing. Apparently, Trump was watching

Watch: Tlaib prompts protesters with controversial ‘impeach the motherf-----’ line
Tlaib and several other Democratic lawmakers rallied a pro-impeachment crowd Thursday

Democratic lawmakers addressed pro-impeachment demonstrators on the East Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday. Rep. Rashida Tlaib led the crowd in a cheer echoing her controversial, profane line from January.

Stressful day on the Hill? Check out these adoptable bunnies at Rayburn

Advocacy groups brought adoptable bunnies to the Rayburn House Office building on Tuesday to promote upcoming legislation to ban testing on animals.

Heard on the Hill’s Kathyrn Lyons spoke with Rep. Tony Cárdenas, who plans to co-sponsor the legislation, and got some face time with the bunnies themselves.

Congress is back and so is Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Sept. 9, 2019

Congress returned from the August recess this week and lawmakers hit the ground running with “impeachment in drag,” Swiftie references and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s “beautiful, political face.” All that and more in the first Hits and Misses since Congre...
Watch: House observes moment of silence to honor 9/11 anniversary
Tribute marks moment of first plane hitting the World Trade Center

Welcome back Congress: Protesters swarm House offices

On the first day back in Washington after the August recess, Congress was met by protesters at the Rayburn House Office Building. The series of demonstrations organized by the Center for Popular Democracy centered around immigration, workers' rights, universal health care and notably affordable housing.

Why you should keep watching Iowa
Roll Call’s Bridget Bowman explains why Iowa is important, before and after the caucuses